Reporting and portrayal of eating disorders

About this resource

In collaboration with Mindframe, Butterfly, and Australian media professionals, NEDC has developed and updated the Mindframe Guide to the Reporting and Portrayal of Eating Disorders, an evidence-based resource which provides practical advice for journalists, editors, and other media professionals to support best-practice reporting and portrayal of eating disorders. The guidelines aim to increase responsible, accurate, and sensitive representations of eating disorders in the media and to reduce stigma.

The Mindframe Guide to the Reporting and Portrayal of Eating Disorders provides tips for reporting, up-to-date facts about eating disorders, evidence on the link between media and eating disorders, and guidance on how to appropriately present information about eating disorders on media platforms. 

Although this resource is targeted at media professionals, key messages can help guide teachers, government representatives, non-government organisations and those in the education, health, sport, fitness, and other relevant sectors to communicate appropriately about eating disorders using evidence-based guidelines.

Mindframe is a national program supporting safe media reporting, portrayal and communication about suicide, mental ill-health and alcohol and other drugs. Mindframe is managed by Everymind and is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Health under the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program.

For more information, visit the Mindframe website.

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